State Rep. Mike Lang reverses decision to not run for reelection

The Granbury Republican announced Wednesday he wasn't seeking another term in the House and was instead running for county commissioner, but he has since changed course.

State Rep. Mike Lang, R-Granbury, is up for a third term next year in House District 60, a solidly Republican district.

* Editor's note: This story has been updated to note that Glenn Rogers is still planning to run for House District 60.

State Rep. Mike Lang is running for reelection after all.

The Granbury Republican announced Wednesday he would not seek another term and would instead run for Hood County commissioner. But on Friday evening, he told a crowd in the county that he had reversed his decision.

Lang serves as chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. He is up for a third term next year in House District 60, a solidly Republican district.

The day after Lang announced he would not run for reelection, Glenn Rogers, a Palo Pinto County rancher and veterinarian, announced he would seek the GOP nomination for the seat. Rogers is remaining in the race, saying Saturday that he had decided to run before Lang's back-and-forth.

"As I said Thursday, I am committed and remain so, to delivering conservative solutions to the challenges that face rural Texas, and not indecision," Rogers said in a statement.

Granbury attorney Kellye SoRelle was already running in the GOP primary before Lang's Wednesday announcement.